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Kampen Name Meaning

Reduced form of Dutch van Kampen, a habitational name from the city of Kampen in the Netherlands, on the east coast of the Ijsselmeer in the province of Overijssel. North German: Kampen is also the name of a village on the island of Sylt in Schleswig-Holstein. However, the German name is more likely to be a topographic name, from the plural or an inflected from of Low German kamp ‘enclosed field’ (see Kamp 1). Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads in southeastern Norway named Kampen, from the definite singular form of kamp ‘round hill top’, ‘boulder’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Campen, Kamp, Kappen, Kamen, Kamper, Karpen, Kampe, Dammen, Lampe

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Kampen Family Origin

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Kampen Family Occupations

What did your Kampen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kampen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Kampen's were Farmers. Farmer, Egg Dealer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kampen. A less common occupation for the Kampen family was Keep House.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Egg Dealer

    9%
  • Grocer

    9%
  • Keep House

    9%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kampen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kampen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kampen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kampen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kampen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kampen. For the veterans among your Kampen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kampen Life Expectancy

What is the average Kampen lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Kampen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kampen in 1961 was 46, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kampen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kampen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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